the overall styling of the sedan is nice, although it looks like a baby genesis. i saw one at my local dealer last weekend and i liked it. but they should've put hids those projectors and leds in those tail lights.
I have done a little bit of research on the 9th gen Accord, and I especially like how one car magazine articulated what they thought of the handling... They said, "If you've been looking for an Accord that handles like its made of recycled CRX's, this is it".....
The one thing I HATE is that it went to electric steering. Why car companies want to take steering feel out of the driving experience in the name of 1 or 2 MPG is beyond me...
But, I priced a 9th gen sedan in SPORT trim (189hp 4 cyl and 6-speed manual) and $24.5k is not bad for what it seems to offer.
One thing I just read on MotorTrend.com though is pretty interesting.... MT states that the 2013 Accord sedan Sport (4cyl, 6-speed manual) goes from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds!!!!! That is crazy because I clocked my 06 AV6 (automatic) sedan from 0-60 before and the fastest I got at the time was 6.75 seconds!!!
These are the pics from my trip to the dealer today for the 2013 Accord. I thought there is a flare underneath the mirror as a part of the body kit, but it actually the camera for lane-departure warning. Pretty neat, indeed. One more thing, the LED DRL only comes with V6, i4 only has the reflector. Then the whole 9-yard is the Touring.
P.S: The rear actually looks like the Genesis, though.